BIG BOSS by Anne Rockwell


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Rockwell's tiger, who looks like a fiat cutout copy of a stuffed toy, starts out ferocious and hungry in toothy full-face closeup, but his intended victim -- a puffed up frog who calls himself the Big Boss of the forest -- reduces him in five brisk chapters to confusion, petulance, tearful frustration and, at last, terror. Even the red fox who becomes the tiger's ally is outwitted by the Big Boss, and the telegraphed expressions on the faces and postures of the two ingenuously sketched beasts make the frog's joke worth sharing.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1975
Publisher: Macmillan